Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra - Bang Bang (Cher Instrumental Cover)





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Uploaded on Apr 28, 2011

From '' Bang Bang ''
Label: Decca - DL 74799
Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1966

A1 Theme From "Zorba The Greek"
A2 Bang Bang
A3 Moon Over Naples (Spanish Eyes)
A4 La Playa
A5 Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
A6 Concrete And Clay
B1 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
B2 The Joker
B3 Call Me
B4 The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)
B5 Almost There
B6 Charade

Arranged By -- Dick Jacobs
Producer -- Harry Meyerson


"Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" is the second single by singer-actress Cher from her second studio album The Sonny Side of Chér.
The song was written by Sonny Bono and released in 1966. The song reached number three in the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra released her version of the song on her album How Does That Grab You?.
This version remained relatively obscure until it was used in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie Kill Bill Volume 1. This exposure caused Sinatra's version to be the one chosen by Audio Bullys when, in 2005, they used a sample of the song for their top ten UK hit "Shot You Down", credited officially to Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra. Kardinal Offishall also sampled this version for his single "Bang Bang''.
Rapper Young Buck sampled Sinatra's version on his song "Bang Bang" from his album Straight Outta Cashville.

Other artists who recorded this song include Stevie Wonder for his 1966 album Down to Earth, The Beau Brummels on their 1966 album Beau Brummels '66, Petula Clark in 1966 for her album I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, Gábor Szabó on his 1966 album Spellbinder, Vanilla Fudge for their 1967 album Vanilla Fudge, Bulgarian artist Lili Ivanova included a Bulgarian-language version called "Benk-benk" on an album of her songs released in Russia in 1968 called "More molodosti", Terry Reid for his 1968 album Bang Bang You're Terry Reid, Frank Sinatra for his 1981 album She Shot Me Down, Cliff Richard, Paul Weller on his 2003 compilation album Fly On The Wall - B Sides And Rarities and Isobel Campbell on her 2004 EP Time Is Just the Same. American Rapper, Lil' Wayne samples the Nancy Sinatra version of this song on his mix-tape Dedication 2 on a song under the same name. The German artist Rainald Grebe used the refrain for his tragicomic song "Bengt Bangt" in his program "Lagerfeuer des Grauens". Japanese pop/rock singer Minako Honda recorded a Japanese cover on her 1989 album WILD CATS (as MINAKO with WILD CATS), while a Vietnamese version can be heard from singer Mỹ Tâm with the title "Khi xưa ta bé (Bang Bang)".

In Italy Mina, Dalida and the band Equipe 84 covered it.
In France, the French version with French-language lyrics written by Claude Carrère and Georges Aber was sung by Sheila, and became a big hit there in summer 1966. Still in France, Jacno and Mareva Galanter did a cover of the French version (2006).
In Quebec, Claire Lepage did a French cover in 1966.

Ajda Pekkan covered the song in 1967.
Betty Chung in 1968.
The Bonzo Dog Band in 1968.
In 2001 Spagna.
John Balance from Coil performed "Bang Bang" during the live concerts of the band in 2002-2004.
The Raconteurs in concerts.
Nancy Sinatra's version of the song was used in the 2003 Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill and was the theme for the BBC's coverage of the 2005 Wimbledon tennis championships.
In November 2006, Greek music producer and mixing engineer Antonis Karalis,
In 2007, Murder By Death.
In 2007, Niia while touring as part of Wyclef Jean's band.
Carla Bruni performs it in the Lancia Musa TV advertisement.
A remix of this song by Audio Bullys was played during the 2005 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
In the 2008 movie Maman est chez le coiffeur.
In 2008, the Italian gothic-metal band Domina Noctis covered this song on their second album, Second Rose.
In 2009, Stéphanie Lapointe released a French version as well on her album "Donne-moi quelque chose qui ne finit pas".
This song was also covered by The Raconteurs at Austin City Limits in 2009.
Another Canadian artist, Melanie Durrant, released her cover version of the song in 2005.
Pop artist Lady Gaga used Sinatra's cover in video interludes on certain dates of The Fame Ball Tour (juxtaposed with Beautiful, Dirty, Rich) in 2009.
In October 2009, Mohsen Namjoo covered the early parts of Bang Bang, singing it in a traditional Iranian key at the end of his song "Hammash".
American rock band Bon Jovi regularly performed the first verse live as an intro into Shot Through The Heart.
In 2010 Polish singer Anna Dabrowska covered the song in her album Ania Movie.
In 2010 Welsh classical crossover singer Charlotte Church covered the song in her album "Back to Scratch".

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